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September 11, 2017

Tattoo Artists’ Pain In the Neck

by prophecy / Tattoo Artists / 0 Comments

A study from The Ohio State University shows that giving tattoos can be just as painful as getting them.


Ohio State researchers conducted the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists. They found that all of the artists exceeded maximums recommended to avoid injury, especially in the muscles of their upper back and neck.

Adding to the problem is the fact that many tattoo artists are independent contractors who rent studio space from shop owners, so they’re not covered by workers’ compensation if they get hurt on the job.

Despite these challenges, the Ohio State researchers came up with some suggestions that may help artists avoid injury. Watch the video for our tips, and click for more info:

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